This is what I found myself whistling yesterday as I rode my bike–O Worship the King, one of the all-time classic hymns of praise. I really wish I knew who was singing this. Whoever that lead singer is, he comes very close to failure–and yet the overall effect he creates is beautiful and very moving. But then we should be stirred by praising God.
The most important business of this blog, and all of us who take part in it, is to proclaim the glory of God and the lordship of Jesus Christ. That’s why the first thing I post every day is a hymn.
O Worship the King, sung by the Pilgrim Mennonite Mission Choir–a hymn that never fails to move me, and I hope it’s one of your favorites, too.
I don’t know who’s singing this, but this is O Worship the King as I learned it in Sunday school, and taught myself to play it on my harmonica. The other melody, a little different, is actually older.
Listen. Mark the lyrics well. This is what we believe. This is the substance of our lives. Worship the King, the Lord Our God.
This is one of my all-time favorite hymns, O Worship the King–and I just love the way Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform it.
Now, be honest: if you’d been the one creating the world, would you have thought to wire music into it? Well, God did!
I love this hymn–the first hymn I ever taught myself to play on the harmonica. I don’t know who this is performing it, but it’s a beautiful performance and the accompanying images of God’s handiwork–well, I find it very stirring. Don’t you?
Pardon me for repeating myself. This is one of my very favorite hymns, it’s been in my head for two days, and I tried to sing it to myself yesterday, on my way to the nursing home to see Aunt Joan, but I couldn’t–it filled my heart and choked my words.
I have no idea who performs this beautiful rendition, and I love the video: and I can’t help it, I hear the Holy Spirit in this hymn and it makes me want to cry for joy–because the Lord is with me.
This hymn, a staple of worship in the church I grew up in, has a complicated history. The lyrics can be traced back to 1561. The music goes back to 1621, and was given a durable form by Johann Haydn early in the 19th century.
I don’t know how many versions of it there are now, but I hope you like this spirited modern adaptation by Chris Tomlin.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
I’m feeling kind of cast down this morning, but this is a hymn which never fails to ease my soul–O Worship the King, a wonderful old 19th century hymn, melody by Johann Haydn (Franz “Papa” Haydn’s brother), performed beautifully by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.
May the Lord strength us this day. All of us.
Some of you are not going to like this rendition of a classic hymn. Then again, some of you like Chris Tomlin. In any event, give it a chance.
This is O Worship the King performed in a new way. I don’t much go in for new ways, but this is a very powerful rendition of the hymn, and–at least I think so–worthwhile.
I’d kind of like to hear it done with bagpipes, too.
I love this glorious old hymn, and I love the way Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band perform it.
The melody in this version was published in 1815, but there are other melodies used from 1708 and 1621. And who knows? There may be more yet to come.